Re: self-depending packages
On Tue, 1 Mar 2005, Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
> * Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho
> | On 20050228T204520+0000, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> | > On Mon, Feb 28, 2005 at 09:49:41PM +0200, Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho wrote:
> | > > On 20050228T164806+0000, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> | > > > Unfortunately apt breaks the code. If you use dpkg directly it'll
> | > > > work. If you use apt it'll pick a random and unpredictable starting
> | > > > point.
> | > >
> | > > Doesn't apt usually unpack all packages first and then configure them in
> | > > one run, so that shouldn't matter?
> | >
> | > dpkg does the same thing
> | So how does apt break it but using dpkg doesn't?
> apt invokes dpkg on the command line and due to maximum command line
> length it sometimes is split in an unfortunate place.
> This will be fixed once dpkg is librarified.
Er, no, it won't.
That part of dpkg is not set to be turned into a library.